What you'll find

Books on sale are generally donated books which we cannot keep including classics, translations and any item we already have in our collections. There will be some children's books available, but come early for these items as they go fast!

The Library can keep purchased items on hold until the end of the event at 4:00 PM for those shopping in the Back Bay afterwards, but all items must go on the day.

For those who cannot make it, there will be another book sale in the fall. In addition, a selection of books for sale is available year-round by the circulation desk (all at $1 per book); this selection is refreshed monthly.

Photos From Previous Book Sales

Upcoming Events

Book Sale

Library Book Sale

New and gently used books in French

Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM

Browse hundreds of books in French, with prices starting at $1, during our biannual book sale. There are not many opportunities to find French books at such a good price in the area, so don't miss your chance to stock up!

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Exhibition

Art Exhibit: Alastair Dacey

Le Masque & Kuhn’s Metaphors

From Sep 20, 2018 To Nov 10, 2018

Join us for our first art exhibit of the cultural calendar year, as we explore Walt Kuhn's European Modernism and the mystery of "le masque" with local artist Alastair Dacey.

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Friday, October 19, 2018 6:30 PM To 9:00 PM

Current gallery artist Alastair Dacey will walk us through the process of recreating Kuhn’s work, describing his series of portraits. He will then lead the attendees to pick up the brush and try it themselves.

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